Apple News: iPad, MacBook, iMac

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As reported to you last week, Apple kicked off a what will be a full week of tech announcements and product launches—and the tech giant did it in a big way. Most expected the unveiling of the iPad Mini with maybe an announcement about a new retina MacBook Pro or an new MacMini. The team at Cupertino rolled out all of those and much more.

iPad Mini


  • 7.2 mm thin
  • 53 percent lighter than iPad
  • 0.68 pounds
  • Thinner bezels
  • Ultra-rounded edges
  • Updated smart covers
  • White and black models
  • 7.9-inch LCD
  • 1024 x 768-pixel resolution
  • Dual-core A5
  • Lightning dock
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • Wi-Fi support
  • 3G wireless
  • 4G LTE wireless
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • FaceTime HD front-facing camera

13″ Retina MacBook Pro


  • 0.79-inch thin
  • Weighs in at 3.57 to 1 pound lighter than the previous version
  • Retina display
  • 2x the resolution of a 1080p display
  • 2560×1600, which is two times the current 13-inch MBP
  • 29 percent higher contrast ratio over the previous Pro
  • 300 nits brightness
  • 75 percent reduced glare
  • FaceTime HD camera with 720p recording
  • Stereo mics and speakers
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Patented glass multitouch trackpad
  • Intel Core i5 or i7
  • 768 GB of SSD storage
  • 7 hours of battery life

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina will cost $1,699 and is available for purchase as of yesterday.

4th Generation iPad


  • Lightning connector
  • A6X system-on-a-chip for improved graphic performance
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • HD front facing camera
  • LTE connectivity
  • Improved WiFi performance (up to 2x as fast)

New 8th Generation iMac


  • 80 percent thinner profile than the last version
  • 8 pounds lighter than the previous model
  • Up to 3TB of storage
  • Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge Processors
  • Four USB 3 ports
  • Fusion Drive, a new hybrid of a flash-based SSD, and traditional hard drive
  • 21.5-inch iMac is a 2.7 GHz quad-core i5, with 8 GB RAM, a GeForce GT 640M, and 1 TB HDD (costs $1,299 and ships in November)
  •  27-inch iMac features a 2.9 GHz quad-core i5 by default, with 8 GB RAM, a GeForce GTX 660M, and 1 TB HDD (costs $1,799 and ships in December)

Upgraded Mac Mini


  • Intel Core i5 or i7 with Ivy Bridge
  • Up to a terabyte of hard drive space
  • Up to 16 GB of RAM
  • Supports Bluetooth
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU
  • Mac Mini starts at $599 and can be shipped since yesterday

Videos via Apple and CNET YouTube Channels

Michelle Stinson Ross

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  • Umair Maqsood

    I just can’t stomach the fact what is Tim Cook’s team upto. I mean they offering pretty ordinary products lately. Nothing fantastic to offer or is he just not as good as Steve Jobs in Marketing.

  • danieljackson

    The 13′” inch retina display is the new feature in this. But users have to change their app fit for this retina display screen size. Its a new issues in this. Otherwise all the features are the same , not much differences. ways to go to match like Steve.